AMD's Athlon 64 X2 4800+ & 4200+ Dual Core Performance Previewby Anand Lal Shimpi on May 9, 2005 12:02 AM EST
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Multitasking Scenario 3: Web BrowsingFor this benchmark, we decided to switch things up a bit and keep Firefox as our foreground application while background tasks ran.
The Firefox, iTunes and Newsleecher tasks from the first test scenario were also present in this one, plus we did the following:
Open Outlook, immediately import 130MB PST file and immediately switch app focus to Firefox.
We then recorded the total time required to import the new PST while Firefox was our foreground application. The results were very interesting:
The benefits of dual core are obvious, and the Athlon 64 X2 continues to be a strong performer, offering performance virtually on par with Intel's dual core flagship.